Channel 4 announces new digital series Illegal Activities with extreme athlete George King.
In the four-part series, King will explore the dangerous world of Kambo ceremonies, lift surfing, car meets and mines.
King is no stranger to dangerous activities, with the urban free climber having made international headlines in 2019 for climbing The Shard without ropes.
The short-form digital series will see King meet other young risk takers who enjoy pushing themselves to the limit with perilous and at times illegal activities, discovering what motivates them to put themselves in such danger.
King will not only discover the peril of taking part in these activities but give the activities a go himself, all while in a safe and controlled environment.
King meets a Kambo practitioner to learn what a Kambo ceremony is, why it can be so dangerous and why people take part in them.
The ceremony involves a purge using poisonous skin secretions from the species of frog known as Kambô, the giant leaf frog.
It is a traditional healing ritual performed in many South American countries, with the belief it can purify the body of toxic substances and the mind of negative energy.
The activity involves people riding on the tops of lifts or hanging down from below and sometimes, although rarely, jumping between moving elevators.
King meets one of the most notorious lift surfers called Beno Lifts and discovers what draws him to the activity.
Plus, he meets two lift safety experts who explain why lift surfing is so dangerous.
Underground Car Meets
King travels to Bristol to attend an underground car meet which sees hundreds of car lovers come together to watch drifting on public roads.
To learn more about the life-threatening dangers involved, King speaks to car enthusiast Lewis.
In Cornwall, King teams up with Dave who enjoys spending his free time exploring abandoned underground mines.
Taking part in the activity himself, King learns first-hand what the activity involves.
George King’s Illegal Activities will on air on Channel 4’s YouTube channel on 31st March.